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The Employers’ ADA Handbook

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Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is pleased to present The Employers’ ADA Handbook, a free five-part series to help employers navigate Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

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The Employers' ADA Handbook - Title I Overview

Learn about the purpose of Title I of the ADA and the responsibilities of covered employers. Topics include: 
•    Who is protected by Title I
•    Who is covered by Title I
•    Reasonable accommodation and undue hardship 
•    Confidentiality guidelines
•    Basic guidelines for the hiring process, work performance, conduct, and safety

 A recording of this training can be found here.

The Employers ADA Handbook Session One Fact Sheet (PDF)

The Employers ADA Handbook Session One Learner’s Guide (PDF)
 

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The Employers’ ADA Handbook: Reasonable Accommodations and Undue Hardship

The Employers’ ADA Handbook: Reasonable Accommodations and Undue Hardship
Learn about best practices and guidelines for providing reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, as well as criteria to assess undue hardship and net cost of accommodations. Questions and answers are facilitated throughout the presentation. Specific topics to be discussed will include:

•    Definition of reasonable accommodation and undue hardship
•    Categories and examples of reasonable accommodations
•    Requests for reasonable accommodation and how to navigate the interactive process
•    Resources and funding to offset an undue hardship

A recording of this training can be found here.

The Employers ADA Handbook Session Two Fact Sheet (PDF)

The Employers ADA Handbook Session Two Learner’s Guide (PDF)

 

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The Employers’ ADA Handbook – Performance, Conduct, and Safety

Learn about best practices for navigating performance, conduct, and safety concerns with employees with disabilities. Questions and answers are facilitated throughout the presentation. Specific topics include:

•    Strategies for discussing low performance and reasonable accommodations with an employee with a disability
•    How to address misconduct and consider reasonable accommodations with an employee with a disability
•    Practical guidelines for addressing safety, direct threat, and disability in the workplace

A recording of this training can be found here. 

The Employers ADA Handbook Session Three Fact Sheet (PDF)

The Employers ADA Handbook Session Three Learner’s Guide (PDF)

 

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The Employers’ ADA Handbook – Resources and Funding

Learn about resources and funding available to support employers in providing work environments that are accessible and inclusive for employees with disabilities. Questions and answers are facilitated throughout the presentation. Specific topics to be discussed will include:

•    External entities available for consult on reasonable accommodation and disability employment matters at no cost
•    Tax benefits available to employers who hire individuals with disabilities and make the work environment accessible
•    Lending libraries which permit employers to borrow reasonable accommodation items to try in the workplace

A recording of this training can be found here. 

The Employers ADA Handbook Session Four Learner’s Guide (PDF)

 

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The Employers’ ADA Handbook – Accessibility Hour with OOD

Learn about resources for answering frequently asked questions from employers about their responsibilities under Title I of the ADA. Questions and answers are facilitated throughout the presentation. Specific topics to be discussed will include:

•    How to locate guidance on Title I of the ADA
•    Strategies for identifying and implementing effective reasonable accommodations
•    Funding resources to assist with reasonable accommodations
•    Best practices for navigating common scenarios related to disability in the workplace

A recording of this training can be found here. 

The Employers ADA Handbook Session Five Fact Sheet (PDF)

The Employers ADA Handbook Session Five Learner’s Guide (PDF)